There is a lot of market for open source and free software as it is appreciated in the main segment as well. These softwares have a large decrease in boundaries. For instance, software such as Linux, are shifting from basic server use to desktops and laptops. Laptops of the ultra low variety were recently launched and were supported on Linux. But what are the essential fundamentals behind Open Software Development as such.
One must be cautious about the fact that Open Source is not the same as free source. Open Source Software is defined as one that can be distributed and used freely-without paying a license fee to a company. As I have spoken about this above, Linux is an operating system. So what are the functions that an open source Software allows you to perform? You can create documents and presentations, run web servers and databases, and even create graphics.
MS Office for instance, the open source solution for it is OpenOffice.org. Now, since it includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager and a drawing program it can work on an interface similar to MS Office. Hence its use an Open Source Development Software. What about databases? An pen Source database comparable to Oracle is MySQL. It is the world’s most popular open source database software with a consistent, and a fast performance. It is highly reliable and it is also easy to use. This is your complete solution to an Open Software Development solution for databases.
Web servers are another type of technology that uses Open source development. The world’s leading web server software uses all the fundamentals of Open Source Development. The Apache HTTPD server software supports over 65% of the world’s web servers. It is amazingly well adapted to function on various Operating Systems such as Windows, OS/2, unix and Linux. In non-software use, there are certain principles that have been adapted for many other forms of user generated content and technology that even may include open source hardware. Well, essentially in an open source development software many restrictions may also apply over the use, the requirements to share changes, and attribution to other authors of the work.